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this at your home or you are here in the audience, it's an extraordinary book about his time running abc news in 1997-2010. he was therefore all of the big moments of our recent history, and of all personalities and the broadcasting journalism business, so it's a delight and a real welcome. >> thank you very much. great to be with you. [applause] >> before i get into your book i just want to ask you about your own trajectory. did you ever plan on -- where we you brought up? did you every think about being in journalism as a teenager or college student? >> i'm a proud michigander, north of here. yeah, exactly, from flint, believe it or not. i was born in flint, michigan. i went to law school and became a lawyer and clerk for justice powell of the supreme court. was a lawyer and was planning to do that for my career in washington. was plucked to be general counsel of the parent company of abc back in 81. i did that for a few years. through a roundabout way i ended up becoming president of abc news. it's not something i ever saw to do. even when what to do it i did it because we need secession p
. the joyride starts at the entrance on larken and ends in chinatown. posted limit is 35 miles per hour. our abc 7 news crew drove that in 40 seconds. we timed the video posted on the web site which showed officers wild ride took 16 seconds. the sargeant facebook page had a quote, 100 miles per hour in the lambo, naming 10 passengers saying about them, and the car, quote, it's roomier than you think. plus we were all drunk. now, head of the police officer association says he has no confirmation and he's not sure how this will be handled. >> never seen anything like this. of course we live in the age of internet and in the age of the wen. so this would with on a case by case basis. the chief would have to make a determination of whether or not this is appropriate. >> now, he says he has not talked to sargeant carl t and cannot verify this incident which happened back in september. we have been untibl reach sargeant t working at a station near the broadway tunnel. by the way he's taken down his page. the police chief sout of town and was unavailable for comment. live in san francisco, abc 7 news.
minutes. for now reporting live in pacifica, abc7 news. >> moderate rain but you are certainly getting wet out there. thank you. >> yes. >> the weather has been causing problems all over the bay area. one of the biggest was at the corner of 17th of potrero in san francisco. john alston said it will take a few days to clean up the mess afro's storm toppled a gas station's canopy, along with a tree. >> it could have been much worse when a large canopy toppled next to the gas pump on 17th and potrero. public works will remove ranches from a tree that crashed through the window of a parked car that had broken down next to the gas station friday night. >> i'm thank god that none of us got killed sitting in the car because we were sitting in car last night. >> the square, metal post that held up the covering snapped during a strong rainstorm about 3:30 in the afternoon. the fire department thinks it crashed down after a ranch from the tree landed on top of the metal structure. gas station clerk hit the automatic shut off valve and cut electrical power to the pump. >> i heard something, a know, a
car,. he left here at the mall hoping to find clues that could give them answers. in portland abc 7 news. >> thank you. four people arraigned this afternoon accused of shooting a man and beating a woman, then dumping them, skbound gagged on a san francisco street. the 31-year-old vincent bell is accused of shooting a 26-year-old steven read and leaving him on the street where he died. they both pleetded not guilty to murder with a 24-year-old heather leech accused of beating and tying up an 18-year-old female, and dumping her on the street. that 18-year-old woman is still in the hospital. a fourth woman may be charged with murder. >> no plea again today from a man accused of killing morgan hill teenager sierra lamar. the 21-year-old made a brief court appearance today in san jose on charges in three kidnappings unrelated to the murder. torres did not enter a plea. he's refused to enter pleas since his arrest in the case back in may. that angered many of those following this case. >> it's upsetting. we just -- . >> you're guilty. pick one, guilty or not guilty. you know? either way.
. abc news. >> thanks very much. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road tomorrow. a section of the road collapsed after the recent storms. one reason it is critical to get this thing fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our team of reporters throughout the bay area. live coverage begins at 4:30 a.m. with the abc7 morning news and live updates throughout the morning. stay here with us. we will keep you up-to-date. >>> meantime, breaking news in oakland where police say four people have been shot. the investigation is happening right now on the 600 block of east 18th street. there is no word yet on the condition of the victims. again four people shot. no arrests have been made to this point. new at 11:00, a bizarre kidnapping and a daring escape in the south bay. a handyman was th
where it is -- larkspur where it is raining pretty heavy. abc news. >> thanks very much. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road tomorrow. a section of the road collapsed after the recent storms. one reason it is critical to get this thing fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our team of reporters throughout the bay area. live coverage begins at 4:30 a.m. with the abc7 morning news and live updates throughout the morning. stay here with us. we will keep you u >>> meantime, breaking news in oakland where police say four people have been shot. the investigation is happening right now on the 600 block of east 18th street. there is no word yet on the condition of the victims. again four people shot. no arrests have been made to this point. new at 11:00, a bizarre kidnapping and a dari
and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman owkn. >> reporter: and most of the damage was contained to that house on the corner. there was some smoke damage to the house next to it. one person has been confirmed dead, and they are finishing up at the scene. the fire officials tell me they will board it up as a crime scene so police and arson in
now, abc2 news at 11:00. >> a winter storm now blowing out of maryland, but why we will still feel one impact tomorrow. >> a delusional sociopath. >> fighting to get money back from the man they say they trusted. >> and with tablets and smart phones, is your family's cell phone bill out of control? abc2 news at 11:00 starts right now. >> and we begin tonight with what is happening right now with the weather. even everyone. the bad weather not taking any time off any time soon. chief meteorologist starts us off. >> the wind becoming a bigger concern through the day tomorrow. power outages possible. winds up to 40 as the storm moves further away from maryland. there is still some rain and snow shower to the west, but they are a little overdone an the radar loop. taking a closer look here, you can see these are lightly scattered rain and snow showers. i don't expect these to produce much accumulation, however, the wind will continue to be a factor tonight and through the day tomorrow in particular. wind gusts reaching 40 at a minimum. high wind advisory up. we have seen gusts up to 4
medical center, no one injured. live in baltimore county, christian schaffer, abc2 news. >>> a dramatic chase on route 250. only the car being chased was an ambulance. >> reporter: juan williams went to the hospital in seeford hospital yesterday in an ambulance. no problem. this was the leaving part that got him in trouble. he needed a ride home so he stole the am blafnlts williams headed toward the bay bridge. several calls came am about the e rat -- in about the erratic driving. he had a welcoming committee waiting for him in queen anne's. >> they spotted it headed westbound toward the outlets in queen anne's county. >> reporter: williams had the attention of five police cars. >> traffic became congested. the operator of the ambulance made a u turn on route 50 and continued toward chesapeake college. >> reporter: they were trying to deploy stop sticks. >> could turn in at very high speeds. he ran through the red light on route 50 still heading east and shortly thereafter crossed the grass median but still heading eastbound. >> reporter: state police said the ambulance drove into the b
. we begin with abc news reporter laura anthony live in the community still reeling from the shooting that took 27 lives. laura? >> reporter: that's right, ama. the community is still reeling and starting to heal a little bit. in the meantime we learned new information. we learned adam lanza, the shooter, and his mother who was a gunnen enthusiast. abc news has learned that she actually visited a gun range in this area on several occasions. and we learned on one occasion she brought her son adam with her. now, it is unclear at this point whether he fired any guns there. >> reporter: the grieving continued late into the night in the tiny new england village of sandy hook, a community still trying to come to grips with all they lost. in the center of town near the christmas tree, the memorial grows to the 26 people killed by adam lanza at the local elementary school two days ago. many came with their kids. >> how do you feel? >> i feel fine, but i'm not scared. i'm strong. >> all day people here have been trying to stay strong. >> most of them have been crying . >> marcy owns fun cuts i
is going fall next. live in marin county wayne freedman abc 7 news. >> yeah. thanks wayne. traffic accident on the golden gate bridge closed several lanes for about an hour today, three cars were involved just after 8:00 in the morning. a car traveling south rammed into a vehicle going into the opposite direction. the second car careened into a third n all, three people went to the hospital. with just minor injuries. in east bay a slow morning commute for drivers near oakland. sky 7 flew overhead, you can see flooded interstate near 14th avenue and park boulevard below here, crews cleaned out drains and managed to clear flooding. >> one step forward and two steps back today in the santa cruz. one big problem is fix bud more rain, of course, brings more trouble spots. abc 7 news is live now from a a.long highway 17 in santa cruz mountains tonight with a story there. >> yes. it was heavy rain this morning. a wreak break this afternoon. it's raining again here in santa cruz mountains capping a day some problems solved and others, created. the storm damage vine hill road couldn't work any harde
sweeney, abc7 news. >>> new information on homicide investigation in the east bay, a story we brought you last night at 11. sheriff investigators responded to i-680 on-ramp at concord avenue they found 47-year-old man who died at the scene. the sheriff's office says they have a suspect in custody. 38-year-old james reilly is being held on one million dollars bail. no word on how man died. >>> new information this morning on fatal san francisco fire investigators tell abc7 news the victim was a woman in her 60s. the fire started 8:30 last night on st. charles avenue in ingleside heights they found the woman's body on the second floor flames burned through the garage and up from there the fire is not believed to have been suspicion. >>> oakland police looking for a hit-and-run driver, a woman who hit a formed officer and the car took off. it happened behind the oakland police station midnight. the lieutenant was in the crosswalk when he was hit. when the light turned green the woman started through the intersection, knocking him on to the hood of her car. the officer suffered bumps and bruises.
,000. according to the investigators, more arrests are expected. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> new information on homicide investigation in the east bay, a story we brought you last night at 11. sheriff investigators responded to i-680 on-ramp at concord avenue they found 47-year-old man who died at the scene. the sheriff's office says they have a suspect in custody. 38-year-old james reilly is being held on one million dollars bail. no word on how man died. >>> new information this morning on fatal san francisco fire investigators tell abc7 news the victim was a woman in her 60s. the fire started 8:30 last night on st. charles avenue in ingleside heights they found the woman's body on the second floor flames burned through the garage and up from there the fire is not believed to have been suspicion. >>> oakland police looking for a hit-and-run driver, a woman who hit a formed officer and the car took off. it happened behind the oakland police station midnight. the lieutenant was in the crosswalk when he was hit. when the light turned green the woman started through the intersection, knocking
. it happened at san jose city college. abc7 news reporter john alston is there live with the latest for us. john? >> carolyn, that all clear came at 7:45. no shots were fired. no gunman was found. for about four hours, no one was quite sure. heavily-armed officers from san jose city college and the city police department swarmed over the campus where hundreds of students were in the middle of their exienl exams. their final exams. the officers searched all five floors of the technology building. >> the scarest part of the evening was when the police came in with their guns basically up. >> on the third floor were journalism students from the san jose college times who took pictures as the drama unfolded. reporters and photographers with the best vantage point. >> they came through the side door, the adjoining classroom and ordered us hands up, drop your cameras, drop whatever you are doing. at which point they told us what they were going to do. they were going to frisk us, check our bags and let us out. >> the search began around 4:30 when the college police department's dispatch center g
for the following year. cheryl conner, abc2news. >>> we will make it easy for you. log to abc2news.com and you will find the link there. >>> take a look, you can see the clock is ticking all the way down to the end of the. the president and the senate was back in dc trying to find common ground. the house comes back sunday but the deadline is close and pessima bounces. >> the taxes may go up, we have a story on the web site that explains it, go to abc2news.com and look for how the fiscal cliff will affect you, read it. it is important stuff. >>> new tonight, maryland winners are nothing to mess around with and here is a good reminder. the state has recorded its first hypothermia death, a man believed to be 65 years died earlier this month in frederick county. that's all the state blands to tell 15 people died from hypoth last year. >>> this is something that you will only see on abc2news.com. this is the face of a mother that just got some of the best news of her life. abc2news was interviewing her about her missing daughter when she got the call she is safe. 17-year-old arielle was missing fi
. >> big section of roads in lafayette collapsed yesterday during the storm. abc 7 news explains restoring utilities is easy part. >> it's a huge hole in the middle of mountain view drive forced people to tryout new normal today. they now have a detour in morning routine. >> it's extraordinary. i know it's going to add another i don't know. five to 10 minutes of driving every day just to get him to school. i can't imagine for everyone else. >> city leaders say it will be this way sometime. >> this will not be used until spring or summer. >> last night, and this morning focusing on getting people utilities up and running. the road collapsed, it receivered water and sewage lines. crews put tubes in place to get water to people which worked but at the patterson house that meant a compromised shower this morning it was weak. i won't want to do that every day, but waits there. >> next to build a temporary storm drain, then, they'll come up with a permanent solution. the thought of living with the giant hole is a bit unnerving to some. >> it's terrifying. i know people are working on it. i've go
and daughter were not injured during the ordeal. john gonzalez, abc 7 news. >> a barricade situation in adelphi has ended peacefully. the standoff began late monday night after u.s. marshals tried to serve a warrant at an apartment on greenwich which drives. he was considered armed and dangerous. he was taken into custody around 6:00 a.m. m county police searching for man suspected of sexually assaulting a teenager. the man posed as a cable company employee in and threatened a 15- year-old girl to get into the home on echo court in woodbrige. he is believed to be in his 20s with a mediumh buildae at knifepoint. he was wearing black dress shoes. >> it's going to be another heartbreaking day in newtown as more children are laid to rest. >> other schools in newtown every open for the first time since the shooting. tahman bradley has the latest from connecticut. >> today will be another difficult day for residents in newtown, as the greeks didn't -- as the grief-stricken community gathers for more funerals. we also know that 6-year-old emily parker will be buried back in her home state of utah. a s
to abc7 news the charity says, quote, the salvation army believes all people are equal regardless of sexual orientation. we firmly oppose mistreatment of lgbt persons. banning the donation boxes ultimately will be up to university officials. reporting leave in berkeley, abc7 news. >> thank you, kera. owing land police are trying to find a kill who are shot a man to death in broad day light near the square. it happened yesterday. it was the third homicide this weekend in oakland. john alston said the shooting has raised concerns about growing crime in oakland. >> nearly four hours after the killing the victim's body was removed and oakland police opened up third street between broadway and franklin. the mid-afternoon shooting took place a few blocks to the entrance of the square where she just attended a social event. >> i feel unsafe in oakland. there's a lot going on and i'm afraid for my children to walk by themselves. i feel it's not older, younger, no one is safe. >> the crime scene is only about four blocks from police headquarters. officers happened to be in the middle of ro
for a man who mugged a woman and then killed her dog. as abc7 news reporter tells us, a witness is offering a reward to catch the attacker. >> she was driving through on friday. she agreed to tell us what happened if we didn't reveal her identity because she's worried for her safety. she pulled over and couldn't find her phone and needed to look on the passenger side. >> so i got in my car and walked around. >> in the front seat was her dog, a 12-year-old dog. and he started barking because a man grabbed her. >> by the car and he took out my money. >> he turned his attention to the doc because he seemed angry that the victim only had $5.00 in her pocket. >> he looked at me with a blank look on his face, and he said i'm going to kill your [bleep] dog. >> after a struggle he snatched the dog out of the car. >> he put roxy over his head and threw her towards incoming traffic. >> roxy survived being thumped on the pavement but she was later put down because she cuffed major injuries. >> police are starting to collect data in the investigation. one witness saw it. >> she's really small and he wa
in morgan hill is expect today overflow its surplus for the next week. reporting live in los gatos, abc7 news. >>> kera, thank you. >>> two people are dead of a getting washed into the water on the marin side of the golden gate bridge yesterday afternoon. a third person was able to make it back to more and call 911. but the coast guard and tiburon fire department were not able to save the man and boy who were spotted in the water near the north tower of the golden gate bridge. sky 7hd were overhead as the rescue boats returned with both victims on board. their bodies were recovered just after five. they were pronounced dead when they arrived at the coast guard station. >> the unit shortly arrived within 25 minutes and recovered two bodies, one male adult and one child. those subjects were later pronounced deceased. >> all three were believed to be fishing at a popular spot when they got swept away. a high surf advisory was in effect then and it's still in effect until 10:00 tonight. >>> investigators have not determined yet how a house fire in san francisco's castro district started last
another wave of rain coming at us. reporting live in the north bay, alan wang, abc7 news. >> alan, thank you. hundreds of people in the santa cruz mountains are without power. downed power lines mean highway 9 is still shutdown as well. abc7 news reporter sergio quintana continues our live coverage. sergio? >> the majority of those people who still are without power are in the community of ben loman. a tree came down and knocked down a power line right through town. pg&e crews are working late into the night to get power restored on this stretch of highway 9. this is what's left of the tree that came down earlier this morning and took out a power line. it has been cutaway by power crews and a few yards up the road one building has electricity. >> up here when you get a chance you try to get ahead of the ballgame. a lot of us have small generators. >> his generator is humming along at his general store, but some neighbors are making do with tiki lamps. >> this is our first for the year. usually they don't hit until january, february, but this time they caught us a little early. >> highway
are down. dozens in san francisco alone. and abc 7 news is live in the city tonight with a story and some remarkable pictures. >> this is a big storm, part of this fell over here. you can see, this must have been a big storm. part of the tree fell. the brampbls as you can see many of them fell. when we come back, i'm going to tell you who is going to be paying for it. talk about a rude awakening. a 100 foot tree crashed on to the house in san francisco russian hill neighborhood. one part of the tree speared through the9u'Ñ couple bedroom. >> we woke up.osarç and thanksayp the loord we're e to talk to you about it. >> the main trunk fell into the backyard. the department of public works maintains and is responsible for about 40,000 neighborhood true autos we had a dozen trees coming down in san francisco. different neighborhoods. >> this black acacia fell on a prius. it happened on 25th avenue and lake street. it take a look this crew less than 20 minutes to cut it down. >> roof gets saturated. nature making a course after that. >> and that star as i told you before, a camery was totall
jose city college. abc7 news reporter john alston is there live with the latest for us. john? >> carolyn, that all clear came at 7:45. no shots were fired. no gunman was found. for about four hours, no one was quite sure. heavily-armed officers from san jose city college and the city police department swarmed over the campus where hundreds of students were in the middle of their exienl exams. their final exams. the officers searched all five floors of the technology building. >> the scarest part of the evening was when the police came in with their guns basically up. >> on the third floor were journalism students from the san jose college times who took pictures as the drama unfolded. reporters and photographers with the best vantage point. >> they came through the side door, the adjoining classroom and ordered us hands up, drop your cameras, drop whatever you are doing. at which point they told us what they were going to do. they were going to frisk us, check our bags and let us out. >> the search began around 4:30 when the college police department's dispatch center got a c
, also in january. and the mayor of san francisco says he will support that, too. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> let's talk about gun violence on the bay now. an innocent victim has become the 124th homicide victim. the 47-year-old shot and killed last night, walking home from a store near her home on international boulevard. police tell us that she was caught up in the cross fire of two shooters and not their intended target. she was the mother of two, and grandmother of four. >> i never hurt nobody or did nothing to nobody. or anything like this to happen to her. she was a good person. >> this affected a lot of people. you know? not just her children, but children in the community. >> and investigators hoping witnesses and kramz can lead them to the killers. >> the president said going after marijuana yuners will wo not be a top priority. right now, justice department is trying to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries operating in oakland and san jose. it's a case heard before a magistrate today. abc 7 news is in the newsroom for us. >> in july, prosecutors zeroed in on the health
with live doppler 7 hd. you'll find that at abc 7 news.com. >> police in peed yont on the lookout for thieves targeting a boy scout christmas tree lot. >> workers noticed items missing from the lot late friday afternoon. someone climbed the fence, took wreaths, garlands tools and a heater worth about $1,000. proceeds benefit 10 boy ask cub scout troop autos a former narcotics officer pleaded guilty to five felony charges thchl is video. norman welsh admitted to stealing drugs then reselling them on the streets. he stole cash and cell phones from prostitutes, welsh pleaded not guilty but changed his mind today as part of a plea deal, now facing 10 years in president ron and will be sentenced in february. >> there is information in the deadly shooting of a bicyclist in berkeley. we told but this on abc 7 morning news. police say a woman in her late 40s or early 50s was shot and killed while riding her bike shortly before midnight this, happened behind long fellow middle school. police are asking anyone who may have information to give them a call. >> in oakland police looking for th
unknown. i've in fremont, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> we want to show you more video of the fire sent. in. you can see a apartment complex in the foreground. those plumes of black smoke pouring from the plant. we posted more video and photographs along with video taken by a sky 7hd on our web site. abc7news.com. >> more break husband, oakland police investigating a homicide. a man shot in the middle of a resident street. 83rd avenue and e street. you can see the police have closed off that block while they try to figure out exactly what happened. no word yet on a motive or possible systems in this killing. >>> shock and anguish for the families of those being cared for at the sonoma developmental center, it provides care to hundreds of patients patients wh intellectual challenges. regulators are yanking the facility's license. vic lee has more on why is this happening? >> reporter: dan, the sonoma developmental center had a troubling history. reported abuses and poor investigations by its police force. and now the department of public health has moved to shut down a major portion of the c
of the politic autos abc 7 news viewers expressing condolences to those touched by the tragedy on our face book page, we invite to you share your thoughts. >> but it's very difficult to express with words how devastating this tragedy is. >> yes. wayne freedman shows us the moments of raw emotion today, between headlines. >> this is the day when the names sandy hook elementary school and newtown, connecticut changed forever. once obscure, they're now infamous. >> like you, you know, you read it in the paper and see it in the news, you're like, oh, my god, then, you heard something happened close to home. it's like... i think i'm still in shock. >> but relieved shock as difficult as this story is too believe, imagine living it. learning your child's fate in bits and pieces. >> my neighbor heard gunshots. and then, i just said to her don't worry. she said no. i called the school, no one answered. >> someone came into the room and shotju4u a teacher. that is all i know. sorry. >> i just heard the principal was shot and killed. i heard kids were shot. i -- a teacher, miss ham ons was shotted. >> th
another storm is moving in. we have team coverage of our storm watch. abc7 news is in pacifica but we will start things off with a quick first look at the whether with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi, carolyn. good morning. hi, everyone. look at light rain in san francisco. the winds continue to pick up around the bay. we are expecting a strong cold front to sweep through the bay area later on this morning into the early afternoon hours. the wind advisory up through 1:00 and that's when we will continue to see the rain ease out south of the bay. right now it's well to the north. so lock at live doppler 7hd in the north bay. shows moderate to heavy rain from bodega bay. wind gusts have been continuing to increase to 25 and 30 miles an hour along the coast. the south winds also into the south bay. hayward reporting wind gusts of 23 miles an hour. out towards walnut creek in berkeley, some lighter rain, through 580 and 80 this morning. you see the peninsula and parts of the east bay with a break. not a blot of action now but the rain continues to be pushed up against the santa
year, there were 50. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> a number of tributes to the newtown victims are planned for tomorrow a week after the shooting. >> church as cross the country, include something here in the bay area will ring bells 26 times. beginning at 9:30 in the morning that. is one ring for each person killed. number of web sites planning to go dark for a minute, a pop up will be featured asking visitors to pause, and remember their victims. >> abc news will air a special report tomorrow morning and will stream that special report for you live at abc 7 news.com. and you can express your sympathy by posting this badge on your facebook wall. be sure to stay with us for continuing coverage of the connecticut school shootings. >> people in a normally quiet hayward apartment building dealing with a murder today it happened in the middle of the day in a parking lot there. police have little to go on. this murder forced the shut down of two schools. >> sky 7 hd was over the parking lot shortly after the shooting took place, witness dz not want to give their names. >> heard a gu
's family and his girlfriend are speaking out to abc news, and here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: chaos amidst the christmas shopping rush. lines of shoppers, even children, could be seen streaming out with their hands up while a shooter was still inside. a day later, police now say the gunman was 22-year-old jacob tyler roberts, a young man with no history of serious trouble, who they say stole an assault rifle from an acquaintance and set off, alone, on a deadly rampage. >> we do not understand the motive of this attack except to say that there's no apparent relationship between the suspect and his victims. >> reporter: hanna sansburn doesn't understand either. >> the person i knew would have never, ever done anything like this. not in a million years. >> reporter: in an interview with abc news, the shooter's ex-girlfriend told us she has no idea what could have triggered the sudden and brutal attack. >> this is the last thing i would have ever expected. especially from him. he was just too sweet. never mean to anybody. >> reporter: she says just last week, the guy she knew as
areas there is a moderate ranger of avalanches. live in truckee, abc 7 news. >> john, thank you very much. >> rainfall totals from storms. sandhya? >> looking at live doppler 7 we're seeing isolated showers at this hour, just southeast, you can see light returns here. heading down towards hills, still a pop up shower showing up, rainfall in last 12 hours, san francisco more than an inch. 63 in santa rosa. towards east bay, oakland close to an inch there. san jose, 61/100ths6 rain. you're going get a chance to dry out. break is coming up but another storm will be returning. i'll let you know timing of the storm and a look at your new year's eve forecast coming up. >> days of rain taking a toll on hill slides. this tree came down in burlingame neighborhood, a video sent to you reports blocked roads. and here is one being taken down in berkly. after part of it fell across some phone line was a car carred below. and tonight abc 7 news is live in mill valley with, in marin county with a look at the storm story. cornell? >> yes. you know so many hills and mountains and that is part of the
districts re-examining their procedures. >> abc 7 news checked in with the millbrae school district. today. leanne? >> well, carolyn, you know the school district says it has a solid security plan in place, they have been talking with parents since friday. a tailor middle school, security measures are updated rigly. locks to each room changed about a year ago, protecting those inside from an intruder, narrow windows are covered. the millbrae school district has four elementary schools, each of them has an emergency security plan. >> we have monthly drills and we're not talking just about fire drills but we also do lock down drills as well. .jx&lyy, police is present during a lock down drill. >> every month, those drills are reviewed. is this ongoing communication. >> the sheriff's office work was the schools visiting them once per week. >> i meet with the principal. and determine if they have needs with the school. on types of training and problems throughout the school. >> the millbrae school district acknowledge interested there is room for improvement. the district notifies parents it w
to abc2news.com. >> roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >> news of the mass murder reached the arj bishop of -- archbishop of baltimore in rome. jeff has more on that story tonight. >> music filled the st. francis chapel at the medical center where the archbishop of baltimore, william lor welcomes the sight to reflect on the shooting. the shooting was in a community where he spent 11 years it's a community i know well and i know many people there and am very fond of the community so the news struck home very personally to me. these arepeople whom i know and whom i served for many years the archbishop says he spent years working with the mon senior of the church there and he or daned two priests there who have counselled families since the day of the shooting and now prepare to lay some of a-their little ones to rest at least six that i know of and yes there will be six funerals that i know of at the parish between now and saturday. what tremendous pain and sadness that is yet i think we draw strength as we gather to pray. >> he left those gathered at the chapel with a message of pair.
assaulted. abc 7 news just left the news conference. allen? >> police say the guy was a stranger who took advantage of a 16-year-old girl considered at risk and on the autistic spectrum. the 36-year-old arrested and charged with kidnapping three counts of rape and performing lewd acts on a child. last tuesday, the young girl walked away from her group home in oakland and ended up near the fruit veil bart station. she is believed to have come in contact with atkinson. she was found on a san francisco muni train alone, and scared. the police would not say how she ended up in san francisco, and where she was during the time she went missing. the police chief would only say this. >>. >> this is one of the most sickening cases i've seen in my career, someone, as mr. atkinson can take advantage of someone of this stature. >> we're told the girl is no longer staying at that group home, police say gary atkinson arrested near the same station where the girl disappeared. police say they used surveillance video and the help of the community to track him down. police say the young girl is recovering
'm dan ashley. firecrews are on the scene and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman know. >> reporter: and most of the damage was contained to that house on the corner. there was some smoke damage to the house next to it. one person has been confirmed dead, and they are finishing up at the scene. the fire officials tell me they
to head the school. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the school tragedy in newtown. tonight a special edition of nightline a day in the life of the american gun the stories behind guns used by police, gun enthusiasts and criminals right after the abc7 news at 11. >>> some parts of the bay area woke up to freezing temperatures. >> this was sent in by someone who woke up to a frozen fountain in danville, that's ice. >> right now more rain on the way. meteorologist mike nicco joins us live. >>> here we go, good morning, cloud cover, high clouds coming in radar returns showing up on live doppler as it peers into the clouds still undercut by the dry air that brought chilly temperatures this morning. ukiah reported light rain last hour, you have to go to boonville to get a 10th of an inch in the coast and mountains. radar returns are light blue, evaporated before it reaches the ground. where raining is to the north and it looks more impressive returns than what is reaching the ground moderate rain in eureka and heavy snow into the mountain
to this community, again, tonight at 6:00. live in sandy hook, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> well, there will be a memorial for the victims of the tragedy tonight here in the bay area on the peninsula. a service of remembrance getting underway in burlingame. this service begins at 7:00 p.m.yi?v on the church on easton krif. >> shooting prompted two state agencies to review their plans for schools and work place as cross california. nannette miranda joins us live now. nannette? >> this plan just doesn't include shootings but supposed to include responses for earthquakes, fires and other situations. once state lawmaker says self reporting isn't working. every july, how they evacuate sturd yents, whether they have locked doors, which people do they let in? are security cameras in place? are the staff trained? one senator is upset that the last numbers he can find indicate that over half did not comply in 2009. >> and because we don't keep a good track, we don't know in two years whether situation has gone gothen worse or better. >> in light of the shooting state asked all california
and stay that way. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>> good morning -- >> my forecast is clear, want the roads? >> so far, so good on 83. there are no problems to report here on hunt valley. traffic moving right along from shawan road all the way down to the beltway. here's a live look actually i'll show you what the beltway looks like a live picture in a few minutes coming up. but 695 great shape checking in and taking a look at the drive times. just 11 minutes right now on the east side from 95 all the way up to 83. the outer loop will remain clear over on the west side of the beltway. you're looking at just 11 minute trip traveling from 795 down to 95. and no concerns this morning traveling through the fort mchenry tunnel. it's going to take you just eight minutes northbound from the beltway all the way to the toll plaza. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> he's only 59 years old and already he has had four strokes. >> now michael brandy is walking across the united states in honor of
made to close several stations there. abc news has a story from clayton. >> happening now in contra costa county, the board is making a difficult decision to close four fire stations w[ it's the only one in this small town. now, residents will face longer response times in qais case of a fire. the others are in martinez walnut creek and west lay fayette. no firefighters will lose their jobs?Úñ and and a parcel tax for fire services on the ballot. >> they're going to have a deal yai. you never know when you have an emergency what time of the day or night. and it could mean the difference between five minutes and 10 minutes. it's for a fire, meaning a larger fire, and for life saving measures could mean life, or death. >> in clayton, abc 7 news. >> investigators looking into the cause of a fire in petaluma. >> sky 7 is above the scene, you can see crews trying to fight the flames there this, fire started about 3:30 this morning in a large home in a rural area. took crews about two hours to get it contained. it appears everybody did get out safely. >> game wardens shot and killed two
to decide whether to ban those two clothing donation bins. reporting live in berkeley, abc7 news. >> all right. we will monitor those developments. thank you. today is the first day many saim sex couples can legally marry under a new law in washington state. voters approved saim section marriage last month and the new law took effect on thursday when people lined up for marriage licenses. washington law requires all couples wait three days to get hitched, meaning today is the first day same sex weddings can take place. three days is not a long delay for some couples who say they have waited for decades for this day to arrive. >>> oakland police are trying to find a killer who shot a man to death in broad daylight in jack london square. it happened yesterday. it was the third homicide this weekend in oakland. john alston said the shooting has raised concerns about growing crime in oakland. >> nearly four hours after the killing the victim's body was removed and oakland police opened up third street between broadway and franklin. the mid-afternoon shooting took place a few blocks to the en
. >> in a statement to abc7 news, the charity says, quote, the salvation army believes all people are equal, regardless of sexual orientation. we firmly oppose mistreatment of those persons. reporting live, abc7 news. >>> thank you, career. >> yesterday afternoon in oakland on third street between broadway and frankly was the third homicide this weekend in oakland. john alston said the shooting has raised concerns about growing crime in oakland. >> nearly four hours after the killing the victim's body was removed and oakland police opened up third street between broadway and franklin. the mid-afternoon shooting took place place a few blocks to the entrance of the square where she just attended a social event. >> i feel unsafe in oakland. there's a lot going on and i'm afraid for my children to walk by themselves. i feel it's not older, younger, no one is safe. >> the crime scene is only about four blocks from police headquarters. officers happened to be in the middle of roll call and they got here rather quickly. >> they found a man in the middle of third street who was shot to death by app
area. we have team coverage a of our storm watch. abc 7 news reporter keira is in pacifica. nick smith is at sfo where holiday travelers are seeing flight delays. a quick first look at the weather. >> good morning. we are looking at a cold front strong one moving into the bay area. all of the reds andie and yells with flooding occurring now near pedaluma. here is pedaluma. stony brook road, pen grove park some streams above flood stage. to the north, forestville looking at heavy rain. further south, southern marin county, south salito lighter rain. heavier cells here into the east bay around the san ramon valley. dublin, 5850 heavy rain. further on the peninsula looking at good cells from pacifica, half moon bay, moss beach and montera. heavy remember rain. lighter returns for sunnyvale, coupe cuper it tino and san jose. the suze mountains have gilroy, light rain here. moisture pushinged in along the coast. winds up to 38 meals an hour in oakland with a wind advisory through 1:00 in the north bay and 2:00 through the south bay. continues to increase throughout the morning hours. we cle
reporter behind the wheel, his eyes open, his brain asleep. an abc news experiment on drowsy drivers out cold, and they don't even know it. >>> good evening. we begin with that announcement out of england today that rocketed around the world. the future queen, kate middleton, expecting her first child, but she was rushed to the hospital, prince william by her side. abc's lama hasan is here. we talked with sources inside the palace, and she has the latest on what happened. lama. >> reporter: good evening, diane. well, the couple had been so tightly lipped about the pregnancy that some here at the palace the queen, prince charles and other members of the royal family reportedly only found out about it today. but when kate was hospitalized, the palace decided it was time to break the news to the world. the last time the world saw kate middleton was on friday, a picture of health playing field hockey. now we learn the duchess of cambridge is pregnant and hospitalized for a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum. the palace today saying as the pregnancy is in its very early stages, her royal
thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. we have team coverage this morning. abc7 news reporter kera clapper is live in napa where a flood warning is in effect. nick smith is live at the pier in pacifica. we will begin with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi, everyone. the rain is in the north bay. it has been gusting and wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour at the airport. as we look at live doppler 7hd right now we see the heavy returns up through highway 101, cloverdale and ross. all this will continue to sink southward. here we are in the southern marin county, richmond, lighter rain to the east and berkeley. not quite reaching the east bay in concord. taking you into alamo. also lafayette and light shower activity. if you are not feeling the rain, you are feeling the wind. a little bit better returns here up from south san francisco, daly city, san bruno. pretty quiet in the south bay except for morgan hill and gilroy some shower activity. winds gusting to 49 miles an hour at sfo. a wind warning in effect. and oakland, 36 miles an hour. you can see all across the bay area, sa
reported the shooter has been identified as adam lanza. this is a picture of him from 2005 abc news reports he gained access to the school by breaking a glass window near the front door. a few hours from now a prayer vigil is expect to do take place in san francisco as the aids memorial grove. vigils popped up all over the country including this one at mill valley where 20 people turned out to remember the victims in connecticut. we have more on another vigil held in walnut creek last night. >>> this candlelight vigil came together within just a few hours. organizer ashley month refelt compelled to do something after watching news reports through out the day. >> our hearts are broken but when we gather here like this it shows our spirits aren't broken. >> among those in the crowd were elementary aged students. >> did you hear it through a friend or on the phone? >> i heard it from my mom. >> his mother tells me he had a conversation with them about the shooting in connecticut when she picked him up from school. >> i thought it was important for them to know what happened. usually i try to s
the deadly shooting rampage on friday. president obama is headed there to help comfort the survivors. abc news reporter toman bradley has more. >> the anguish is visible everywhere. in the morning, a tearful ving git. and even "saturday night live" paid tribute to the victims. >> all is calm ♪ >> a father of one of the victims, robbie, parker describes the last time he saw his daughter. >> she said she loved me and gave me a kiss and went out the door. >> she is one of the victims the gunman targeted. all of the children first graders, six or seven years old. six adults were killed and among them a principal and psychologist, all children. >> the principal of the school was running toward the shooter to protect the students. as was the school psychologist. >> the medical examiner's grim details dealt the grieving community another blow. he says some children were shot as many as 11 times. >> this is the worst i have seen. >> we are learning more about the 20-year-old shooter who heavily armed and coated in cevlar broke into the school by breaking the glass at the entrance. his mother is
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